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General Assembly

 

Raised Bill No. 5372

February Session, 2016

 

LCO No. 1603

 

*01603_______LAB*

Referred to Committee on LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

 

Introduced by:

 

(LAB)

 

AN ACT CONCERNING FIREFIGHTERS AND DISABILITY INSURANCE POLICIES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (Effective from passage) The Labor Commissioner, in consultation with the Insurance Commissioner, shall conduct a study regarding the feasibility of establishing a program to provide uniformed members of paid and volunteer fire departments in the state with disability insurance policies to provide financial security to such uniformed members who contract certain cancers as a direct result of the inhalation, absorption or ingestion of noxious fumes or poisonous gases. Not later than January 15, 2017, the Labor Commissioner shall submit a report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to labor. Such report shall include the results of such feasibility study and any recommendations for administrative or legislative action necessary to implement such program.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

from passage

New section

Statement of Purpose:

To study the feasibility of establishing a program to provide uniformed members of paid and volunteer fire departments in the state with disability insurance policies.

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